Poster for the 2017 edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Stoner Rock, Stoner Metal, Sludge Metal, Doom Metal
Date(s) May (Typically)
Location Bilbao, Spain (2011 - 2016)
Madrid, Spain (2015, 2017 - Present)
Venue(s) Sala Santana 27 (2011 - 2016)
Sala La Riviera (2017 - Present)
Years active 2011 - Present
Promoter(s) Jagermusic Spain
Website KristonFest Official

Kristonfest is a one-day festival hosted in Spain since 2011. From 2011 to 2016 the festival would largely be hosted in Bilbao, with some sponsored events in other parts of Spain. Since 2017 it has been hosted in Madrid. The festival largely hosts bands in stoner rock, stoner metal, doom metal and sludge with the occasional exception.


The inaugural Kristonfest would be held on 18 June 2011 at Sala Santana 27 in Bilbao, Spain. This first edition would feature four bands.[1]

18 June 2011
Corrosion of Conformity
Church of Misery


Following a hiatus in 2012, the 2013 edition of Kristonfest would be held on 15 June 2013 at Sala Santana 27 in Bilbao, Spain, featuring four bands.[2]

15 June 2013
Orange Goblin
Karma To Burn


The 2014 edition of Kristonfest would be held at La Riviera on 24 May 2014 at Sala Santana in Bilbao, featuring four bands and various DJs for the after-party.[3][4]

24 May 2014
Colour Haze
Karma To Burn
The Socks


The 2015 edition of Kristonfest would be held at Sala Santana 27 in Bilbao on 11 July 2015, featuring five bands and an after-party featuring Metal Fever DJs. The main festival of edition would be notably be very different in terms of musical style andsponsored by the likes of Rockzone, EMP and Jagermeister among others.[5]

Notably three shows presented by Kristonfest would be hosted throughout parts of Spain:

11 July 2015
The Wizards
The Ocean


The 2016 edition of Kristonfest would be hosted on 13 and 14 May 2016 at Sala Santana 27 in Bilbao, Spain. Notably this edition would the first time the festival would be hosted for two days and the last time to date the festival has been hosted in Bilbao.[10]

13 May 14 May
Uncle Acid and the deadbeats Electric Citizen
Crowbar Wolfmother
Trouble Elder
Santo Rostro Black Rainbows


The 2017 edition of Kristonfest would be held at La Riviera on 6 May 2017, featuring six bands and DJ Ismagik for the after-party ceremonies. This would notably be the first time the festival would be fully hosted in Madrid. The event would be sponsored by Jagermeister and Jagermusic.[11][12]

6 May 2017
John Garcia
From Kyuss To Present
Crippled Black Phoenix
Wolf People


The 2018 edition of Kristonfest would be hosted at La Riviera on 12 May 2018, featuring five bands and closing DJ ceremonies provided by DJ Ismagik.[13][14]

9 May 2020
Proposed Lineup
Church of Misery
Monster Magnet
High on Fire


The 2019 edition of Kristonfest would be hosted at Sala La Riviera in Madrid, Spain on 11 May 2019, with a pre-party at Sala Mon on 10 May 2019.[15]

10 May 2019
Sala Mon
11 May 2019
Sala La Riviera
Earthless Turbowolf
Mondo Generator The Hellacopters
Arabrot Kadavar
Church of The Cosmic Skull


The 2020 edition of Kristonfest was intended to be at La Riviera on 9 May 2020, with six bands over a single day. However on 18 March it would be announced that the festival would be canceled due to the CO-VID19 pandemic. The festival organizers chose to cancel the festival rather than postpone as they would state it would be impossible to match the same artists on a proposed re-scheduled date.[16]

9 May 2020
Proposed Lineup
Masters of Reality
Corrosion of Conformity
Brant Bjork
Norman Westberg


Following the announcement that the 2020 edition of Kristonfest had been canceled the organizers would announce that work would begin for the 2021 edition.

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